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How to Make a Jig for Curved Cuts

Learn how to make this jig made of wiggle board that makes curved cuts in wood.

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jig made of wiggle board makes curved cuts in wood
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Cut the Shape

This jig uses a wiggle board to fit into two complementary pieces of wood. The wiggle board is 3/16" crosscut plywood.

Decide on a desired shape, then mark it out on the board.

Cut out the shape with a jigsaw.

Step 2: Assemble the Template

Put the template together with screws and wood.

assemble the template

Step 3: Attach the Wiggle Board

Fit the wiggle board into the shape (Image 1). Then, do a dry run to make sure there are enough pieces of wiggle board and that the shape fits properly.

Glue the pieces of the wiggle board together and fit into the template shape.

Clamp the wiggle board into the template (Image 2).